After working with his brother Carlos for years, the fourth-generation tequilero (G4) Felipe Camarena decided to open his own distillery in 2011 and the Destilería El Pandillo was born. Named after his grandfather’s favorite bull, the distillery proudly displays the old tahona stone from the family distillery that burnt down during the Mexican Revolution — before it even became operational.
G4 takes pride in taking things slow and respecting the land and tradition. They grow their own agaves without using any chemicals, and they are never harvested before fully ripening. They are cooked in traditional stone ovens for 22 hours, after which the remains are converted into fertilizer.
Copper-pot stills are used for the first and second fermentation and many details in the production process ensure power efficiency. They have also strived to use solar and wind power, as well as harvesting rainwater.
As all their tequila, the G4 Tequila Blanco expression is made from 50% spring water and 50% harvested rainwater and bottled at 80 proof. “I’m not in the business of making fancy bottles. I’m in the business of making great tequila,” says Felipe of their spirits and this unaged version shows it with a smooth agave-forward profile that is as crisp as it is complex.
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|Proof||80 (40% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||El Pandillo Distillery|
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